4th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala

July 20th was a busy night as SnapFiesta helped GLIDE celebrate 50 years and their 4th Annual Legacy Ball at San Francisco’s City View at the METREON! Sponsored by the GLIDE Legacy Committee, the night was filled with music, dancing, and of course, the SnapFiesta photobooth. This year’s Gala celebrated three individuals: Renel Brooks Moon, the World Champion SF Giants and Bay Area radio personality, who won the Janice Mirikitani Award 2013, Ronnie Lott, former SF 49er and Pro Football Hall of Famer and winner of the 2013 Cecil Williams Award, and Andres Torres, SF Giants center fielder and ADHD spokesperson, and winner of GLIDE Community Hero Award 2013. We’d like to say thank you once again to GLIDE and the winners of this year’s awards. Congrats!

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The 13th Annual Breastfest @ Fort Mason Center

Saturday July 13, 2013 marked the 13th Annual Breastfest Beer Festival at the Fort Mason Center in San Franscico! SnapFiesta was there to capture all the fun! Over 60 breweries and 25 sponsors joined in on the festival to raise money for the Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic which offers alternative treatments for low-income women diagnosed with cancer. In addition to awesome beer, wine and our photobooth, live music, skeeball, cool hats, and raffle prizes were widely available to attendees.

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LAN Airlines @ LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal

In celebration of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX in Los Angeles, LAN Airlines invited SnapFiesta to come party! The renovated international terminal was unveiled to the public as part of the LAX Appreciation Day, which also included entertainment, architecture, a multi-sensory media experience and even raffle prizes! There were thousands of people that came out to this public event, and our photo booth had a non-stop line for over 8 hours. Guests got to select from 4 images from popular South American destinations, such as Rano Raku, Iguaçu Falls and Galápagos Islands. Thanks again to LAN Airlines for letting us in on the fun!

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Days With Zahrah Mid-Season Launch

SnapFiesta offers unique professional and portable photo booth services worldwide, so we know a thing or two about traveling internationally – just like our recent partners at Days With Zahrah, airing exclusively on KRON 4.  We were proud to support our fellow San Francisco based production at its mid-season launch party, “an evening of Classic San Francisco“, at The University Club. More than just a travel show host, Zahrah enlightens her viewers on everything from party and wedding planning, to the hottest food trends, and even the latest with renowned celebrity guests such as Clint Eastwood, Dr. Maya Angelou, and San Francisco’s very own 106.1 KMEL host Chuy Gomez and mayor Gavin Newsom. Every episode is a journey through breathtaking sights with insightful people of all cultures that imparts viewers with an empowering message. SnapFiesta had a great time celebrating the successful work of Days With Zahrah with the crew and supporters of the show. 

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REDF SoCal Expo @ Vibiana

REDF hosted its first ever SoCal Social Enterprise Expo this year and our Los Angeles photo booth market team was on hand to add to the guest experience. Over 200 leaders of the community in entrepreneurship, philanthropy, nonprofit, business, and government connected during the reception, which featured REDF’s portfolio, awards, prizes, food and drink. The event was held at the historical site Vibiana, a beautiful cathedral church, and the atmosphere was buzzing with inspiration and aspiration as attendants networked and celebrated REDF’s accomplishments in creating sustainable employment opportunities for individuals that have faced tremendous obstacles. We are proud to have lent a hand to helping recognize the hard-working activists at REDF and their partners.

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LLS MWOY 2013 Grand Finale

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society‘s Man & Woman Of The Year San Francisco chapter rounded out 2013’s annual fundraising competition to the tune of an amazing $550,000, raised by 11 teams over 10 weeks. The collective effort began with a Kickoff Celebration and just like that, competing teams sprinted off from the start line to start rallying their friends and family to build strong support networks across the Bay Area and host fantastic fundraising events. This year, San Francisco recognized Steve Chen of 5A5 Steak Lounge and Christina Resasco of WineMax Systems Corp. as Man and Woman of the year for the unparalleled value of donations they each raised with their teams, HackCancer and Mobilize4TheCure. Throughout the fundraising period, each team got a chance to meet the Boy & Girl Of The Year, 5-year-old Rhett and 11-year-old Sarah, both of whom served as inspiration to the teams, having been personally affected by leukemia. Everyone’s hard work and efforts culminated in the Grand Finale Gala, hosted at the Fairmont Hotel. The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction before dinner was served during programs and awards, which coordinators used to continue fundraising until the very end. Finally, after recognizing all 11 candidates and revealing the MWOY, everybody got a chance to let loose and celebrate all their accomplishments on the dance floor to live music. We are proud to have been able to return and sponsor again such an incredible event and effort by the LLS SF chapter.

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San Francisco’s Big Gay Birthday w/ The Bold Italic

Hundreds of San Franciscan’s came out to The Bold Italic‘s Big Gay Birthday bash at the iconic Old Mint to show love for their city on its 237th anniversary. The sold-out event proved to be as festive and fabulous as San Francisco itself. The basement vaults featured a variety of sweets, drinks, arts and arcade activities, and social areas serviced by TCHO Chocolate, Blue Moon, Getty Images, Blick ArtSidewalk, and Swoon. And you better believe that we wouldn’t miss the party of the year!

Our photobooth was also a part of the mix, capturing smiles and silliness from guests decked out in every color of the rainbow in front of our dazzling silver-sequined backdrop. Party-goers kept the energy level off the charts upstairs at the silent disco, presented by Silent Frisco, which featured DJ’s from Go Bang!, Hard French, Fix Yr Hair, and Stay Gold. Dance moves were being busted all over the floor to the tune of six different channels playing simultaneously, each through select headphones. People refueled throughout the evening on carnival fare served by Straw SF and quenched their thirst at one of the six bars brought by Tonic Beverages.

At the last hour, when the clock struck midnight, performing drag queens Lady Bear and Dulche de Leche led everyone in a toast to San Francisco with champagne and cupcakes supplied by Pretty Please Bakeshop. Everyone was welcome to come, as they were, for outrageous fun, spectacular food and drinks, and sweet lovin’. It doesn’t get more San Francisco than that.

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Big gay birthday

Project Open Hand’s Dessert First

San Francisco’s sweetest event of the year was no doubt Project Open Hand’s Dessert First fundraiser, hosted at The Four Seasons with the support of Macy’s, Ghirardelli, and Whole Foods. Guests were welcomed for an afternoon of silent auctions in a grand ballroom packed with an endless variety of macarons, eye-catching cupcakes and cream puffs galore, and countless other mouth-watering selections such as chocolate & bacon donuts and jelly-filled champagne sorbet. Rocking live music was performed and the energy (or should we say, sugar) level buzzed as people enthusiastically took to the dance floor. Our green screen photo booth was among the featured activities for guests, along with a postcard station riddled with stamps and colorful markers. During the VIP reception, we also had our flipbook station running as VIP attendants participated in a sprint mixology competition. There was a little something for everybody and, it’s safe to say that with a theme like “dessert first”, everybody had an all-around blast. It certainly looked that way in front of our cameras!

Check out the slideshow from the FlipFiesta fun!

View the flipbooks video montage and gallery here.

View the photobooth image gallery here.

 

Tyler’s Dam That Cancer w/ Flatwater Foundation

SnapFiesta‘s growing presence in the Austin, TX party scene took us to The Flatwater Foundation‘s fourth annual Tyler Dam That Cancer sport fundraiser. Participating individuals committed to an 8-hour, 21-mile stand-up paddle along the entire length of Lake Austin, from the Mansfield to Tom Miller Dams, raising over $1,500 each for their dedicated efforts. Proceeds went toward the non-profit’s mission to provide access to mental health support and services for those affected by cancer. It was a fantastic summer day under the sun for folks to come out and support the select group of 100 paddlers as they made their way to the Hula Hut party at the finish line.

 

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SFMOMA 2013 Art Auction w/ Porsche

SFMOMA‘s biennial Art Auction fundraiser came around this year just in time before the museum closed for 2+ years of hiatus for renovations. The event was sponsored this year by Northern California Porsche DealersAT&T, Deloitte, and Webcor Builders, and was highlighted by pieces from such renowned artists as Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, and Garry Winogrand. In light of the museum’s upcoming expansion plans, the community value of the fundraiser was particularly significant this year. In addition to the traditional presentation of gourmet food, champagne, and cocktails, San Francisco’s very own indie rock band Geographer was invited to add, for the first time, a live musical performance to the evening. Guests enjoyed all that and more as both silent and live auctions were held, hosted by Patrick Meade from Bonhams Auctioneers & Appraisers, and our photo booth gave attendants a rare opportunity to have a professional portrait taken with an actual Porsche, casually in the background.

 

View the gallery from SFMOMA’s Art Auction with Porsche